AGREED TO DIFFER - RESOLVED TO LOVE - UNITED TO SERVE
This is a website for Church Women United in Ohio, Inc, CWUO, a state unit under national CWU, Inc. CWUO has oversite of local units. We share the logo, motto, mission, history and purpose of national Church Women United, Inc.
This site is under review and is being edited and revised.
The logo of Church Women United is a circle with the exploding sun at the center. The rays suggest the
dynamic force, vitality and life of the sun as our source of light and from Jesus, the Son, and our Source of
Enlightenment. The rays also indicate movement, action and power; a coming and going as God’s people
return to the Source for strength and then go out into the world in mission. The texture and richness of the
rays symbolize the qualities the Christian women can contribute to the world. Texture relates to the way
constituent parts are woven together. So it is that, in Church Women United, Christian women from diverse
backgrounds unite in a way that provides body and fullness for witness in a pluralistic, changing society.
We are here to support CWU in Ohio. Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive
Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity, and working for a world of peace and justice.
CWU in Ohio is part of that national movement. Currently there are many women from multiple
church denominations in Ohio who are members.
MOTTO: Agreed to Differ - Resolved to Love - United to Serve
MISSION: Church Women United is an inclusive ecumenical Christian women's movement celebrating unity
in diversity and empowering women to work towards a world of peace and justice.
HISTORY of the National Church Women United movement: Founded in 1941, Church Women United is:
a movement representing Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women - biblically
based, shared Christian faith; nationally organized into more than 1,200 local and state units working for
peace and justice in the United States and Puerto Rico; supported by constituents in state and local units
and denominational women’s organizations; impassioned by the Holy Spirit to act on behalf of women and
children throughout the world; recognized as a non-governmental organization by the United Nations.
PURPOSE:The purpose of Church Women United is to encourage church women to come together in a
visible fellowship to witness to their faith in Jesus Christ and, enabled by the Holy Spirit, to go out together
into every neighborhood and nation as instruments of God's reconciling love.